Programming Your Grow Light Timer Basics!


Hello and welcome back for another episode of GreenBox Grown! My name is Dylan, and today I will showing you how to easily set up your Cannabis Grow Light Timer. Your light timer is going to be one of the most important tools in your grow as it allows you to automate the light schedule. This way you don't have to go out in the morning to turn the lights on or stay up late at night to turn them off! In the video I will be demonstrating with both a Digital Timer, which is the timer included in our Starter Kits, and a Wifi Enabled Timer, which can be purchased through our store via the link above.

So first thing I do in the video is show the Wifi Enabled Light Timer, which syncs up to your smart device via the WEMO App. What is great about this timer is you can control it from anywhere around the world, making it perfect for when you are off on vacation or just feeling too lazy to get out of bed.

On the app, you can connect as many different divices to control as possible, and you can set different rules for them. This means you can control several different grow tents which could be in different locations around the world if you wanted to! The rules essentially tell the lights when to turn on and when to turn off. So for example lets say I have an indoor grow that is currently in flower and so I want to give them 12 hours of light each day for 7 days per week.  

All I would have to do is go into the app and set a rule with those parameters and I am all set! There is also the option to press a button that instantly switches the lights on or off. This is great for outdoor and greenhouse grows because you can switch the lights on during a foggy or rainy day when they are usually off at that time. What is nice about this timer is it plugs right into the wall and allows you to hook up a power strip to it so you can control multiple lights from one device. 

Now lets check out the digital timer and how that works. The first step with this timer, is you want to program the current day and time. Once that is done, you simple hit the program button and choose the on and off times for each day. Once everything is set, just plug it into the wall and plug in your light. This digital timer is almost as easy to program as the Wifi Enabled one, you just can't control it remotely is all.  

Now that you have all the information you need on how to program your cannabis grow light timer, you are all set to start your grow! Also remember to change your light schedule when switching between vegetation and flower as the light requirements are different! Unless you are growing auto flowers that is, those require 18+ hours for the entirety of their grow.

Until next time, thank you for reading and HAPPY GROWING!!!

Dylan Osborn @ GreenBox Grown